Uber Technologies Inc. executive Amit Singhal resigned from the taxi-hailing company after the company found out the sexual allegation charges on him from his previous company, Google. Uber Executive Amit Singhal was a former employee of Google who served 15 years of his career in Google. Singhal was retiring, but he left Google earlier before his date of retirement due to the charges made by Google’s employee.
The charges on Singhal were covered by Google because he was a high performer throughout his career. Later after resigning from Google, Singhal joined Uber as the senior vice president of engineering, where he oversaw software development. After hiring Singhal, Uber became aware of the investigations going on the sexual charges against him in Google, which Singhal did not disclose during the hiring process and neither the charges were found out as Google too covered Singhal’s collar.
The investigations were still on with Uber taking the inquiry further when Amit Singhal, who worked in Uber for only a month, made his resignation claiming himself as ‘clean’ and denying the charges against him. “Harassment is unacceptable in any setting,” He said in an emailed statement. “I certainly want everyone to know that I do not condone and have not committed such behavior. In my 20-year career, I’ve never been accused of anything like this before, and the decision to leave Google was my own.”
But according to the sources, the scenario seems to be completely different as it was Uber CEO Travis Kalanick who had asked for Singhal’s resignation. The string to limelight after Uber’s former software engineer, Susan Fowler made a public post saying the human resources for protecting Singhal and ignoring his allegations made by a female employee in his former company. Singhal was serving right in Uber and was started getting well recognized in Uber as well, but after founding out the allegations, Singhal had to resign.